Fournier caught national attention in Chicago in the '50s as a drummer in
the Ahmad Jamal Trio. He's best known for his quasi-rhumba beat on the
trio's hit "Poinciana."
In the 1960s, Fournier moved to New York where he performed and taught jazz
for about 30 years, until a debilitating stroke in 1994 damaged his spine
and left him unable to play.